Keeping up with Kimye!
These days muva can’t do anything without being criticized for it. While Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kanye West are celebrating their long awaited cover of Vogue Magazine, critics are claiming that Kanye paid and begged to get on the cover. Mainly because Kanye has been fighting for Kim to be featured in Vogue. Last year he had this to say to Ryan Seacrest:
There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday . . . and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing.
Although Anna Wintour has shaded Kim tremendously in the past and we never thought we’d see this day, she recently came to the couples defense. In the issue’s editor letter, Anna spoke out on her decision for choosing Kimye for their April issue. She wrote:
Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)
As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.
There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason: Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.
Guess all of Kanye’s ranting wasn’t in vain.
We are so happy for Kimye! The pics are phenomenal. Check them out below and catch a behind the scenes video of their shoot.